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It was a pending decision for almost 5 year. I was striving to make my first short film from last so many years obstacle by finance & a great team. In the summer of 2009, I finally decided, finalized my screenplay & quit my ad agency job. Now I proudly say that all the efforts where worth it. While making SMS, I have actually come nearer to myself as the journey is far greater than the destination.  Starting the idea of SMS was from the scratch. It was the winter of 2008, when I ...

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the 2010 line-up of films

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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the 2010 line-up of films for its 8th annual festival, which runs April 20-April 25 at ArcLight Hollywood.  The six-day festival is proud to showcase 33 films from 5 countries, including 4 world premieres and 7 US premieres.     This is a true celebration of the art and business of Indian film and culture as well as an opportunity to connect with the game changers and emerging filmmakers of Indian themed content,...

Toto Forever

Director: Roberto F. Canuto.
"Toto Forever" tells the impossible love story between a young postmen, that dreams with a new life, and a gangster, that is in deep trouble with a mafia group. Toto will never lose the "hope", despite of the traumatic end of the affair.Filmed in 16mm, Toto is a fable in which the feelings and emotions are always fully exposed, with a very poetic and symbolic narrative and aesthetic very close to the Animé Japanese.

Harishchchandrachi Factory will open Phuket Festival

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The 2nd edition of the Phuket Film Festival which runs June 4 - 13 on the beautiful resort island of Phuket, Thailand is pleased to announce its Opening Film will be the Asian premiere of Indian director Paresh Mokashi's debut film, Harishchchandrachi Factory. Director Mokashi will attend. Harishchchandrachi Factory was India's entry to the 2010 Oscars in the Foreign Language Film category.   The quirky, light hearted film depicts the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke, the...

Second Jaipur International Film Festival awarded 12 films

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Second Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF-2010) held at India’s Pink City Jaipur of Rajasthan screened 87 films, representing 21 countries (five continents) at OTS’ Bhagwat Singh Mehta Auditorium from January 29-31 amid jam packed and spell bound viewers. 12 films were awarded in different categories. "Le Grand Sault", a Canadian entry, winning the award for the Best short film. The 15 minute film has been made by Herve Demers of Canada. Amfuem made by Rainer Strecker of Germany won th...

NEWSLETTER N° 451: February 3, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 451: February 3, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. Our newsletter reaches 77 000 film professionnals every week. COMING SOON THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM We follow 4 000 festivals for you. Stay tuned for Sundance, Berlin.... _______...

New York: Reliance MediaWorks: Cracking International Markets.

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While other large Western media conglomerates seem to have a hard time maintaining, their market shares, the Indian Reliance Industries Ltd through its numerous media subsidiaries provides a text book case of successful strategies. To begin with Reliance Industries is the biggest private sector company in India with a current estimated market value of about $83 billion. It has been ranked by Business Week as number 15 among the top 50 most innovative global companies. It is the only company ach...

Jury's award short films in International Film Festival Rotterdam

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  During the IFFR 2010 Awards Ceremony for Short Films on Monday, February 1, 2010 in festival location Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the winning short films of the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three Tiger Awards for Short Film were granted to Wei Wen (Condolences) by Ying Liang (China), Atlantiques by Mati Diop (France/Senegal) and Wednesday Morning Two A.M. by Lewis Klahr (USA). The Rotterdam Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2010 was given...

All Roads leading to NCPA for Mumbai International Film Festival in Mumbai.

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  The much awaited, biggest bi-annual documentary film festival, The 11th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF 2010) will open from February 3rd, 2010 at the National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai.   The inauguration of the Festival will take place at 6 p.m. on. Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Veteran film maker and Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Mr.Yash Chopra will be the Chief Gues...

Bhumika Film Festival

Gaining an ever escalating support and popularity every year, since 4 years, Bhumika Film Festival stands as an encouraging platform for the young creative media students to showcase their talent and gain guidance from the experts in the industry. An initiative by the Mass Media students of ICLES’ Motilal Jhunjhunwala College, Bhumika has been an electrifying success at the amateur level platform. With a participation of all BMM and non-BMM colleges, an audience count over 1400 every day and a long list of celebrities and industry experts, the scale and response together has made Bhumika the biggest ever amateur film festival in India.

So are you ready for the Big Bang!!


Dates : 1st, 2nd and 3rd February 2010.
Category:-
1) Short Film
2) Documentaries
3) Ad Films (PSA and Commercial)
4) Music video
5) One minute video
6) Animation


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Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation Films highlights

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Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentaries and Short and Animation Films will open on 3rd Feb. - 2010 The 11th edition of M.I.F.F. (Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films) organized by the Films Division, will open from 3rd to 9th February, 2010 at the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.  According to Shri Kuldeep Sinha, M.I.F.F. has gained recognition on par with renowned International...

Over 200 short films line up for Rotterdam

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam: 27 January - 7 February 2010 Competition and Jury To raise the profile of short films as a highly influential form of art but also a the realm in which cinema has been both democratized and popularized by the online and digital developments, the International Film Festival Rotterdam founded its Competition for short films in 2005. This edition, thirty-one films of up to sixty minutes in length will be presented to the international jury consisti...

Spotlight on genius of Indian film, Guru Dutt at Florence River to River

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The ninth edition of the "RIVER TO RIVER" Florence Indian Film Festival opened in this elegant north Italian city on December 4 at its new location, the landmark ODEON cinema, just around the corner  from the world famous Uffizi Art Galleries.  The spotlight this year is on the recently "rediscovered" genius of Indian film, Guru Dutt, with three of his key features being screened and a documentary on his life and career entitled "In Search of Guru Dutt". The f...

River to River in full gear in Florence

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The ninth edition of the "RIVER TO RIVER" Florence Indian Film Festival opened in this elegant north Italian city on December 4 at its new location, the landmark ODEON cinema, just around the corner from the world famous Uffizi Art Galleries. The spotlight this year is on the recently "rediscovered" genius of Indian film, Guru Dutt, with three of his key features being screened and a documentary on his life and career entitled "In Search of Guru Dutt". The festival kicked off in style with a p...

A timely Guru Dutt revival in Florence River to River

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Let me introduce myself as a founder-cheerleader for Selvaggia Velo’s commendable Indian film festival held in Florence, which so imaginatively links the rivers Arno with the Ganges.I feel privileged to be a part of this link by giving my personal view on the Tribute it is paying to the late Guru Dutt, the remarkably gifted director who died so young at the height of his creativity, and even more tragically, was not recognized for his immense worth during his short, productive lifetime. It see...

A few good news from India

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  India wins 7 Awards at Asian Festival of First Films, Singapore India hogged limelight with seven wins at the Asian Festival of First Films (AFFF) held in Singapore. Sona Jain's "For Real" swept four awards in the feature film category while Faiza Ahmad Khan's documentary "Malegaon Ka Superman" grabbed th...

BIG Cinemas, India's largest cinema chain hits 500

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BIG Cinemas, India's largest domestic and international cinema chain, a division of Reliance MediaWorks Ltd and a member of Reliance ADA Group, has hit its 500 screen milestone with the opening of its newest multiplex at Kedah, Malaysia.   Following the Reliance ADA Group acquiring the controlling stake in Reliance MediaWorks in 2005, BIG Cinemas has witnessed a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 100% in the scale of its operations.   In a little over three y...

Kashish – Mumbai Queer Film Festival 2010 - Call for Entries

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CALL FOR ENTRIESIt is time for Mumbai to celebrate with its own queer film festival : Kashish – Mumbai Queer Film Festival to be held April 22nd – 25th, 2010.The festival, organized by Solaris Pictures and Bombay Dost, intends to showcase and support films with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer themes, relevant to Indian and Indian Diaspora. It aims to provide filmmakers, artists, activists, media persons and audiences with a space to communicate, share diverse experiences an...

India Comes To New York

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  New York City prides itself as being the "capital of the world", as it has attracted immigrants from all over the globe and set up individual communities within the city's urban grid. For the past few decades, the communities of South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan, have become vibrant parts of the city's mosaic, producing in their midst the finest curry dishes, sari shops and music concerts this side of Delhi and Peshawar. This past weekend, New York opened up ...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

Soundtrack programme 09 scores again

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"The exploding role of music in the soundtrack of our digital lives means a festival like this is crucial." These are the words of Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle who showcased his much acclaimed Mumbai spectacular at last year's first Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival. The programme for this year's Soundtrack (Nov 18-22 soundtrackfilmfestival.com) was announced this week with another strong playlist of live music performances, exclusive screenin...

11th Mumbai Film Festival comes to a Close!

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UK film WHITE LIGHTNIN' wins the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for the First Feature Films of Directors with a cash prize of Rs. 50 Lakh ~ LA PIVELLINA (THE LITTLE ONE) wins the Jury Grand Prize along with cash prize Rs. 25 Lakh ~ An incredible end to an exceptional start! The curtain closed on the 11th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) at Mumbai amidst the who's who of the of Indian and World cinema gracing the closure of the event ...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival Full program

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9th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival4-10 December 2009Odeon Cinema - Piazza StrozziFlorence, ItalyHerewith the full line up of films.FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER6.30 pm - Museo Marino Marini, Piazza S. Pancrazio, FlorenceExhibition opening Raja Ravi Varma, the artist who changed the facet of gods, curated by Giovanni Aprile8.30 pm - Cinema Odeon, Opening Evening Performance of the Apsara Dance Group and Opening FilmRang Rasiya (Colours of Passion), Ketan Mehta, 120’, col., hindi - italian an...

Full program announced for 11th Mumbai Film Festival

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  Mumbai Film Festival programme is divided into five sections: International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors, World Cinema, Indian Showcase, Mumbai Dimensions and Retrospectives. The 11th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), running from October the 29th until November the 5th will screen 200 films from 56 countries. 11th MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL is organized by the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). The Mumbai Academy of Moving Imag...

sixteen:nine international film festival

sixteen:nine international film festival is a student's film festival organized yearly by the students of Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management, Mumbai, India.

If you have made a film which you think should be showcased on a wider audience and International platform, then sixteen:nine international film festival is the place to be.

So come! Showcase your talent! Send in your entries to www.16isto9.com, or contact me at my email id aditya@16isto9.com.

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